The Plum Yak just got two louder and one shade darker. That is, you can crank the release value up to 14 instead of 12 on the original, and it’s now black. The rest remains the same, meaning is the lightest binding for fast skiing on fat skis. The Yak 14 binding has an extra-wide mounting pattern to help with power transfer and reduce the chance of pullout on wide skis. It also has a support pad in front of the heel pins to accommodate your weight after a big drop if your skis are at least 95mm wide underfoot and you are at least a 7 on DIN charts, you qualify to ride the might Yak. The only choice is whether you want brakes. A slick sliding mechanism locks the brake arms up when skinning, and a simple push of a button releases them to go skiing. The Plum Yak is the binding for powder aficionados who want to ski many laps in the backcountry on mini-snowboards.
Update 2018/19: The Yak got more in stock; Plum upped production levels to provide for you.
||478g [no brake]
|Weight (pair)||956g [no brake]
|Brakes||105mm, 115mm, 135mm|
|Riser Heights||2 + flat|
|Crampon Ready||Plum crampons only|
|Materials||7075 aluminum, steel, delrin|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Heel support pad included|
|Bottom Line||Lightest freeride binding for wide skis|